Geneva PLM Conference, New Edition of Landmark PLM Book, Milan Workshop Registration


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John Stark Associates                                                                                                                                               September 12, 2011 - Vol14 #12

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Geneva PLM Conference
by John Stark
About 140 people, from organisations in Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom registered for the September 6-7 Geneva PLM Conference.
Most participants rated the Conference and Exhibition as "Very Good" or "Excellent".

More details in future issues of 2PLM.

New Edition of Landmark PLM Book
by John Stark
As well as the Geneva PLM Conference, the first week of September 2011 also saw the publication of the second edition of Product Lifecycle Management:Paradigm for 21st century Product Realisation.


From the Back Cover
Product Lifecycle Management (2nd edition) explains what Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is, and why it's needed. It describes the environment in which products are developed, realised and supported, before looking at the basic components of PLM, such as the product, processes, applications, and people. The final part addresses the implementation of PLM, showing the steps of a project or initiative, and typical activities. This new and expanded edition of Product Lifecycle Management is fully updated to reflect the many advances made in PLM since the release of the first edition. It includes descriptions of PLM technologies and examples of implementation projects in industry. Product Lifecycle Management will broaden the reader's understanding of PLM, nurturing the skills needed to implement PLM successfully and to achieve world-class product performance across the lifecycle.

"This comprehensive book can help drive an understanding of PLM at all levels - from CEOs to CIOs, and from professors to students - that will help this important industry continue to expand and thrive."
James Heppelmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, PTC.

"A 20-year veteran of PLM, I highly recommend this book. A clear and complete overview of PLM from definition to implementation. Everything is there - reasons, resources, strategy, implementation and PLM project management."
Achim Heilmann, Manager, Global Technical Publications, Varian Medical Systems.

"Product Lifecycle Management is an important technology for European industry. This state-of-the art book is a reference for those implementing and researching PLM."
Dr. Erastos Filos, Head of Sector "Intelligent Manufacturing Systems", European Commission.

"This book, written by one of the best experts in this field, is an ideal complement for PLM courses at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a well-founded reference book for practitioners."
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Sandor Vajna, University of Magdeburg, Germany.

Milan Workshop Registration
by Roger Tempest
Registration for the Milan, Italy PLM Standardisation Workshop is now open. The event will be hosted by the PLM user company Nearchimica on 27-28 September, in partnership with Promise Innovation and Holonix.

The Agenda features the most up-to-date knowledge about applying PLM effectively. It includes the results from previous events in Gothenburg and Munich, which generated the PLM Governance Standard and the PLM Best Practice Library; as well as insights into the future role of advanced technology.

Most of all, however, the Workshop is a 2-day working session in which everyone plays an equal part. You can bring your own PLM issues and add them to the mix as the group works to generate new solutions. There is no other format in the world of PLM that allows you so much detailed interaction time with your peers.

If you were not able to go to Sweden or Germany then the Milan Workshop is an opportunity to catch up with the series. Participants in Milan will also receive the Summary Documents from Gothenburg and Munich, and those of future workshops during the year.

The events are completely open, so you can go to any one in the series, whether you are a user, vendor, service provider or academic. To register, contact


Roger Tempest is co-founder of the PLMIG. Membership of the PLMIG is available via


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Open Text Corp. announced it has acquired Operitel Corporation. Details

MSC Software Corp. announced that it has acquired Free Field Technologies. Details

PTC announced it has acquired 4CS Solutions, Inc., a developer of warranty management and service lifecycle management software. Details

Right Hemisphere announced that SAP AG will acquire Right Hemisphere. Details 


Lectra announced the appointment of Anastasia (Stacey) Charbin as Marketing Director, Fashion. Details 


Autodesk, Inc. announced that Energizer Holdings, Inc. has adopted Autodesk Vault data management software to more efficiently manage its product design and manufacturing information. Details

Dassault Systemes announced that s.Oliver has selected its Version 6 PLM solution. Details 

Siemens PLM Software announced that JSC KUZNETSOV has standardized on Siemens PLM Software's technology for the design and development of its products. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced that BAE Systems Submarine Solutions signed a contract in March of this year to standardize on Teamcenter software for the development of its next generation submarine. Details


Cadac Organice BV announced a SharePoint-based Engineering Document Management and Control in the Cloud. Details

Creaform announced the new HandyPROBE arm-free and portable optical CMM system. Details

IMSI/Design announced TurboViewer Pro, a professional version of its TurboViewer app for the iPad and iPhone. Details

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it has expanded the Vista ESL Platform to address the needs for Virtual Prototyping for early software development. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced the latest release of its Teamcenter Mobility mobile device application (app). Details

SofTech, Inc. announced the availability of ProductCenter PLM version 9.2.0. Details 


Noesis Solutions and SpaceClaim announced that SpaceClaim Engineer has been integrated within Optimus. Details   
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SpaceClaim announced it has joined the ProSTEP iViP Association. Details

Tata Technologies announced that it has earned the "Consulting Specialization" designation from Autodesk Inc. Details

Tech Soft 3D and SofTech announced that the latest version of SofTech's ProductCenter PLM is integrated with the HOOPS 3D Exchange data access technology. Details 


Siemens PLM Software announced results in performance and scalability tests for its Teamcenter software running on the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Details

think3 Italy and Toyota Caelum Incorporated announced a new contract for the sale and support of think3 software in Japan and other geographies. Details

xPLM Solution GmbH announced the establishment of a US-based subsidiary, xPLM Solution, Inc, led by David Turcotte. Details 


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